Where is Loughborough?

We’re lucky to have such a beautiful place to call home. Our stunning, 440-acre campus is a safe and secluded world of its own, complete with everything you need to have a life-changing student experience.

Loughborough is located in the heart of the UK and within easy reach of Leicester, Nottingham and Derby. We have fantastic connections via rail, road and air, with Loughborough train station and East Midlands Airport just a few minutes away.

Did you know that East Midlands airport is just 15 minutes away from the campus, and flies to 80 major destinations including Barcelona, Rome and Venice? Regular shuttle buses are in operation from Loughborough town centre to the airport, so you can easily take a city break with friends during your studies!

The town centre

The University campus is just a short 15-minute walk from Loughborough town centre. Offering a full range of amenities including two cinemas, escape rooms, dessert parlours and a huge choice of restaurants, bars, pubs, cafés, and clubs, you’ll find plenty to do if you fancy a wander off campus.

There’s also a range of retail shops to suit all tastes – from Topshop, New Look and Boots to a wide selection of independent boutiques.

We are close to a number of stunning parks and open spaces including the Peak District, Bradgate Park and Beacon Hill. For those looking for a taste of adventure and the great outdoors, we are less than an hours' drive away from Rutland Water Park, offering everything from walking and cycling to fishing and watersports. 

Take a campus tour

As our campus is so large, it can sometimes be difficult to imagine where our facilities, halls and lecture rooms are located in relation to one another. Join us on this quick whistle-stop tour which help us to put things into perspective for you.

Getting around Loughborough

Sprint buses on campus

Travelling around Loughborough could not be easier, thanks to our regular campus shuttle bus that runs across campus and into town every few minutes. Available on weekdays between 7.30am and 6pm during term time, the campus shuttle bus also connects students to our halls, teaching spaces and Loughborough train station, which is particularly handy on rainy days!

If you're planning on bringing a bicycle with you to campus, you'll be pleased to know that there are plenty of lockable storage areas across campus alongside bicycle racks for public use in Loughborough town centre and Loughborough train station.